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Last Call Before Fall

Fall festival for the whole family — proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Live music, car show, food trucks, many large inflatables, axe throwing, petting zoo, pony rides, and much more.  Sponsorships available for various activities.


Splash Pads Still Open: September 2019

The end of summer 2019 is upon us, and one sure sign is the closing of pools and splash pads. But most years, September weather is still warm enough to enjoy days of summer sun and water activities! Luckily, these splash pads still have splash time into September for your little ones to enjoy. Happy splashing! Splash Pads Open in…


Kids Hockey Classes and Teams

Thanks to the excitement of pro hockey teams in the area, kids hockey is bigger than ever in Chicagoland! Use our list below to find a nearby rink that offers introductory skating classes or hockey basics. Does your child already have the fundamentals down? He or she may want to try out for a traveling team to put his or…


Where to Take Ice Skating Lessons

Does your child love to watch the winter Olympics? Do they dream of twirling across the ice? We’ve looked into all of the ice skating lessons in Chicago’s western suburbs to help you find the best rink for your family. Whether your child is interested in figure skating or improving their skating skills for hockey, these rinks fit the bill….


The Sales Are On! Fall 2019 Children’s Resales in Chicagoland

Excitement is in the air as back to school season is here! Children’s resale events are the perfect way to spruce up your child’s wardrobe without breaking the bank. Closets already ready for the new school year? Consider consigning at a resale! You’ll clear out items your family no longer needs, and give back to local schools and organizations. (You…


The Best Local Ice Cream Shops

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! There is something so sweet and wonderful about a family trip for ice cream in the summer! My family loves visiting our local, family-owned shops for sweet, creamy treats. Thank you to our readers for your Facebook and Instagram recommendations! There are so many on this list that we have…


Tips, Discounts, Review of Kane County Cougars Game

Last week the Kidlist Team had the pleasure of going to a Kane County Cougars game with our families! We want to give the Cougars a huge thank you for being amazing hosts. It was the most fun we’ve had at a baseball game in a long time. There are so many kid-friendly things to do there in additional to…


Windy City Warbirds and Classics

Radio-controlled giant scale model airshow honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  This June 20-22nd, Fox Valley Aero Club is hosting its 6th annual Windy City Warbirds & Classics. This event is truly a one of a kind experience, these remote-control planes are flown by some of the most skilled hobbyists in the country and are a breathtaking sight to see…


Splash Pads and Spray Parks in the Western Suburbs

The reason this Kidlist Mom loves splash pads is that my little kids are able to be more independent than at a pool. (It’s also a bonus that I don’t have to put on my bathing suit or bring life jackets!) Most splash pads and spray parks are opening Memorial Day weekend, with exceptions noted in the comments under each….


Promo Code, Weekly Specials, Theme Nights for Kane County Cougars

Our family has enjoyed going to Cougars games for years and we’re excited to announce that Kidlist has partnered with the Kane County Cougars to bring you buy-one-get-one-free reserved or lawn seat tickets this year, helpful info about going to games there, and an inside look at taking your family to a Cougars game. The season just started and there…


2019 Spring and Summer Art Fairs and Festivals in Chicagoland

It’s springtime in Chicagoland, and there’s beauty all around us! It’s the perfect time to take a stroll through an outdoor art festival to find that special piece of art to decorate your home, or maybe just to spark your own creativity . . . especially if you’ve got a budding artist in the family. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got…